People from all over the world are increasingly opting for online shopping because of many reasons, which sees the fashion industry to adopt technologies than ever before. There are many fashion tech startups emerging in the fashion industry for this reason only. Designers from many part of the world moving to technology oriented companies then with the one which is only available offline. These startups are introducing 3D technology, machine learning, artificial intelligence into the world of retail to help you shop and dress better. Let’s have a look on these UK fashion tech startups which is taking fashion industry to new heights.
Farfetch is an online luxury fashion retail platform that sells products from over 700+ boutiques and brands from around the world. This company was founded by José Nevas in the year 2007 with its headquarters in London and other offices in many part of there world including Porto, Lisbon, New York, Dubai and many. With over 3,000 staff and 11 offices in the world this company is one of the best e-commerce in today’s world.
Launched in London in 2010, Lyst is a global fashion search engine that connects millions of shoppers globally with items from over 12,000 designers and stores; from Burberry, Valentino, Alexander McQueen and J.Crew to Lane Crawford, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods and Neiman Marcus.In June 2013, Lyst launched integrated checkout, a tool that allows shoppers to purchase products from multiple retailers directly through Lyst. They are the first company in the fashion space to launch this tool.
Thread was launched in the year 2012 by Kieran O’Neill with the aim of helping men dress better through combining personal online stylists with big data insights. You start by telling the platform some of your preferences like what size you are looking for? , your favourite brands, outfits you like and then the website will give you results according to your needs.